Oxfam-EDC SME Program for Nigerian Entrepreneurs

Oxfam-EDC SME Program for Nigerian Entrepreneurs

The Oxfam-EDC SME Program for Nigerian Entrepreneurs is open for application.

If you’re an entrepreneur running a business with excellent traction, you might wish to consider applying for Oxfam-EDC SME Program for Nigerian Entrepreneurs.

Oxfam believes SMEs have the potential to contribute to sustainable growth through increased employment, higher income and relevant products and services for people living in poverty, particularly small holder farmers, youth and women.

To help SMEs live up to their potential, we know they need more than capital alone.

Hence, Oxfam provides tailor made business development services to support SMEs in Nigeria, Somalia, Uganda and Vietnam.

We select businesses based on an assessment of their plans and financial potential and on the social impact that they expect to deliver for their community.

To ensure businesses deliver on the latter, social impact is monitored consistently from the start and measured over a period of time.

We expect entrepreneurs to contribute to the costs of the business development support to some extent.

Work in Progress! Alliance

The Work in Progress! Alliance is focused on unlocking the economic potential of young men and women in Nigeria, Egypt and Somalia; create jobs and stimulate entrepreneurship by improving the skills of young people, strengthening small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and creating an enabling environment.

Sectors of interest & Eligibility

Agriculture (the entire value chain), Manufacturing, Producers of Women’s consumer product, ICT, Renewable Energy, Recycling

Entrepreneurs between ages: 25 – 45 Years

Annual turnover: N40 million & above

No of employees: 10 – 250

Years of existence: At least 3 years

Counterpart/commitment fee if selected: N75,000

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How to Apply for the Oxfam-EDC SME Program

Step 1 – Register

Click on the registration button

Step 2 – Complete Application

Once you have successfully registered, log in and click the “Start Application” button on the Start Application Tab on this page.

To return to your application, click the “save and continue” button and come back to it at any time.

Once you are done with your application, click on the “Submit” button at the end of the form to send it to us.

Step 3 – Keep Informed

After the closing date you will be notified if you have been shortlisted for the next stage of the competition.

Constantly check the Oxfam Programme homepage for regular updates.

Deadline for Submission of Applications: March 24, 2019

Good luck as you apply!

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    • The N75,000 is paid by the successful candidate. It’s your own contribution to the first class entrepreneurship development training you receive.
      As you know, the regular fee for that level of training is anywhere between 300k and 350k.
      Winning this competition waives about N275,000.
      Please note that we are not the promoters of this program. It’s promoted by Oxfam and Enterprise Development Centre.
      But, feedback from previous participants in the program indicates that the commitment fee required is absolutely incomparable to the learning experience successful entrepreneurs are exposed to.

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